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Best Places For Antiquing In North Texas

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Buying antique and vintage items is not only a great hobby, but it can also serve as an inspiring history lesson. Finding those true gems from past times gives serious antique buyers a shopping high, and sometimes a little extra cash in their pockets. It takes a keen eye and a great sense of history to find those exquisite pieces that may be worth some serious cash to the right collector. If you have a love for old records, furniture, or even motorcycles these antique stores offer a wide range of items for antique collectors. Be sure to view the stores’ websites and contact the owners regarding items your interested in– antique and vintage stores’ inventories are constantly changing. Also, remember that the prices marked are not set in stone, so try and negotiate for your desired price. Finally, do your research on antique pieces. The more you know about the history and value of a piece, the better your chances are of negotiating a fair price.  If you are looking for the best antique pieces, check out these local stores in the North Texas area.
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Lula B’s East Antique Mall
2639 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 824-2185
www.lula-bs.com

Lula B’s Antique Mall, located in the heart of Deep Ellum, is a one stop shop for beautiful antique pieces. This two-story building is full of great pieces from more than 80 different vendors, so shoppers are guaranteed to find the perfect pieces for their antique and vintage collections. Some rare finds include lighting and furniture from the mid-century, antique cameras and vintage cowboy boots. From furniture to fashion, Lula B’s has something for every antique collector.

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Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques
317 Church St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
(214) 365-0222
www.redshedonline.com

Owners Valerie Jolly and Michele McKechnie began their journey by traveling the world and collecting timeless antique pieces along the way. From New York to Paris, the two women collected amazing treasures, until one day they decided to turn their shared passion and hobby into a store. This is how Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques, located equi-distance from Dallas and Forth Worth, was born. The ladies usually have great furniture and jewelry finds available, however, these items frequently change as new pieces arrive. If you’re curious to see what’s in stock, you can view the current inventory online before making the drive to Red Shed.

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Lost Antiques
1201 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 741-4411
www.dallas-antiques.com

Located in the epicenter of Dallas’ Design District, Lost Antiques offers antique motorcycles and accessories as well as 18th and 19th century fine art, fossils and minerals and Art Deco. This store is unique because of its antique store/design studio/vintage gallery has a mixture of pieces from experienced dealers from across the state. Lost’s sister store, Found Antiques, is in the same lot and houses “specialized collections,” Industrial Age antiques and garden and architecture pieces. By combining the old with the new, this store offers the best of both worlds.

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Montgomery Street Antique Mall
2601 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 735-9685
www.montgomerystreetantiques.com

With more than 61,000 square feet and 240 antique booths, Montgomery Street Antique Mall is Forth Worth’s largest marketplace for old gems. The mall has a variety of antique European and American furniture in addition to hundreds of collectible trinkets and treasures for your home. This antique mall has so many items to browse, you may find yourself getting tuckered out. If you work up an appetite while rifling through the various booths, take a load off and grab a bite at the Secret Garden Restaurant. The Dealers here work with everything from glassware and pottery to art, vintage designer items and clocks. There’s even a “girly stuff” section and a “guy stuff” area. The latter sells old sporting goods, nautical antiques and beer cans while shoppers can find “cute” vintage clothes and furniture in the “girly stuff” sections.

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Lovers Lane Antique Mall
5001 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209
(214) 351-5656
loverslaneantiques.com

Antique collectors searching for foreign items will adore Lovers Lane Antique Mall. Dealers travel throughout the state of Texas as well as abroad through France, Italy and other foreign markets to find exclusive antique items. Some of the pieces found here include accessory home decorations and antique furniture. The store is full of pieces from the 18th century, ginger jars from the 1700s and antique tapestries.

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Just call her Kim K! A freelance writer from Los Angeles, California, Kimberly Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside. Kimberly found her secret love in writing at a young age when she began writing short poems. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is striving to bring some Los Angeles style to the Dallas area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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